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GOAG_webSquare_newestThe Global Oceans Awards Gala

Margaret Leinen—2015 Global Oceans Hero
Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego

You are cordially invited to join us at this wonderful benefit event to support the education programs of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Saturday, March 7, 2015
University Center, UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

leinen_official_cropped_small ACocktails at 6 PM • Dinner at 7 PM
Semi-formal attire

Please join us for this elegant event during which an award is bestowed upon an outstanding individual who is making a difference for our oceans –– while award-winning cuisine is paired with fine wines and exceptional friends. It originated in 2004 with an honorary award to former UCSC Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood.

This year, we have the privilege of honoring Margaret Leinen and our two top Student Research and Education Award winners, Juliano Calil and Emily Slesinger.

Reservation available now
$150 per person
$1,200 for a table of eight or $1,500 for table of ten

R.S.V.P. by February 26, 2015
to (831) 459-3800 or siglert@ucsc.edu
or via response card
Merkl 2014

Title Sponsors:
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Brent and Sylvia Constantz

Presenting Sponsors:
Fred and Jo Lynne Jones
Bob and Carol Simpkins
Alexis Party Rental
University Center
California Pajarosa

IMG_8573Wine Sponsors
Alfaro Winery
Halimah and Manuel Prado
John and Enid Rusev
Shopper’s Corner
37th Parallel Wines

Former Global Oceans Award recipients include:
2005 – Frans Lanting
2006 – Bruce McPherson
2007 – Leon Panetta
2008 – Marcia McNutt
2009 – Brent Constantz
2010 – Kathryn Sullivan
2011 – Julie Packard
2012 – Stephen Palumbi
2013 – Richard Harris
2014 – Andreas Merkl

This semi-formal dinner is a joyful occasion, with exquisite dishes from sustainable sources, each paired with fine wines from award-winning vintners. Ticket and table proceeds directly support the Seymour Marine Discovery Center’s education programs.

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2015 Whale of an Auction On-line
May 1-14, 2015

If you are interested in making a donation to the 2015 Whale of an Auction, please contact the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at (831) 459-3800. Attached below is the 2015 donation form for your convenience and a link to our auction website.

2015 Donation Information
2015 Donation Form
2015 Auction Website

This charity auction provides crucial support for the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, the marine science education center at Long Marine Lab, University of California, Santa Cruz. Because of people like you, thousands of children, families, and people from all walks of life will discover why ocean science is important, now and for the future of the planet.

This exciting auction is a “not-to-be-missed” opportunity to bid on fabulous items—one-of-a-kind field trips with renowned scientists, explorers, and adventurers, vacations in exotic places, extraordinary art glass, exclusive dinners, fine wines, and gift baskets filled with goodies.

Whether you live in Santa Cruz, California or across the nation, there is something here for you!

Thank you, 2014 auction donors.

Sponsored by
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Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM




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